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    Thank you once again Jacqui – I will check that out! I
    So appreciative of all your help 🙂


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    Thanks Jacqui I’ll look up that post! – I am in Nelson (so it’s not too cold yet!)

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    I am sorry to hear about your dog Jacqui! I thought that if you treated the animal for fleas the ones off their body would die because they then had nothing to feed on? We’ve always just used the frontline drops on their skin, and just washed anything they’d been sleeping on and any bites that the people in the house were getting stopped? Flea bombing your house sounds pretty drastic!

    Maybe? It is just one of those mortein automatic sprays? It has been turned off since I realised the problem so i don’t think it could still be in the air? Do you think that I should leave the ones about to hatch outside then?

    Thanks again,

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    Thanks so much for your help!

    It was just a tupperware container, i had rinsed it with hot water (no detergent just in case) and dried it carefully before I put the caterpillar in there, as for ventilation i left the lid off as he is too small to go anywhere!
    Ok,
    We don’t have any AC or dehumidifier, the doors are open most of the time too. The automatic sprayer is off (will not be turning on again!)

    I’m worried that if I put this new plant outside that the other bugs will get to it aphids etc. and attack it like the others (these ones are only tiny) – I have a few stems I’ve picked off the main plant with eggs on the leaves in small vases away from the garden, do you think I should leave the caterpillars on those when the hatch or risk bringing them in again?

    Is there anything I can do for the one who is writhing around in the container? It hasn’t thrown up or anything like the others did.

    The other thing is, should I try and find any newly hatched eggs on the plants that I think are poisoned? I thought it was wasps killing them, which is why I started bringing them inside, (they only ever seem to make it to 2cm long, have only seen two that got bigger – but there are two hatched chrysalis on the plant) So don’t know what is going on?!

    Thanks once again, I obviously am very new to raising cats inside!

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    Thanks for your reply!
    I removed the tissues, gave them leaves from a new plant and woke up this morning… all of them are dead 🙁 I don’t know what i did wrong!
    Yesterday I brought one in off the plant outside, and fed him only the new leaves (no tissues) kept him in a separate container, and this morning he is lying on his side writhing around like the others did all yesterday.
    Any pointers… or maybe I should just give up?
    Thanks once again

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    Update:

    So I used the leaves off the further away swan plant that I thought wasn’t infected, woke up this morning and the four healthy cats I’d brought in were doing the same thing! The originals that I thought were dying are doing better now, but still not healthy. I bought some new plants (which are TINY) and have been feeding them those leaves.

    I was just wondering, this might be a stupid question – but is it possible that the tissues that I had lining the containers could’ve done this?

    Thanks again

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    Thanks once again! Hopefully will all work out ok.
    Photos are incredible!!

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    Hi Darren,
    Thank you so much for your reply!

    They are moving again (even the small one that seemed to be dead!) They still don’t look to flash (kinda dried up looking – if that makes sense) but hopefully will come right… will keep them inside on the leaves for now.

    I might try moving any cats left on the swan plants closest to the the roses to a swan plant further away in hope that that one isn’t infected.
    I’m sorry for my naivety but what is a withholding period? – if the spray did get on them should the aphids die too?

    I have read heaps of the stuff on aphids, they’re the awful orange ones, the plants are literally covered, unsure what to do cos I don’t want to hurt any cats or eggs! Is there any chance they will just go away by themselves?

    Thanks once again!

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